4th RRPG Workshop 2013

The participants of 4th RRPG Workshop and Meeting after discussion session

The participants of 4th RRPG Workshop and Meeting after discussion session. Bandung, 9 September 2013.

On September 9-10, 2013 RRPG held the 4th International workshop and network meeting in Bandung, Indonesia. The theme of the workshop is “Rural Transformation and Institutional Development“. It was hosted by Urban and Regional Planning Department SAPPK ITB, while the field visit was hosted by Islamic University Bandung (UNISBA). The event also was co-sponsored by Diponegoro University (UNDIP), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), and University Sains Malaysia (USM). The Workshop was done with intensive, warm, and valuable discussion, which presented 3 main papers and discussed other 18 presentations. It was attended at least by 40 participants from 10 research institutes and universities from Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and Kenya. The presentation and discussion sessions were devided by three tracks i.e. rural economic development (5 presentations), rural development policy (5 presentations), and rural institution development (8 presentations).

On the second day, Tuesday September 10, 2013, the parcitipants visited Cikole village in Lembang area, northern upper region of Bandung. In the field, the group visited the vegetable agriculture (kabocha pumpkin for export), and cows farming for milk production, and tourism areas of Mt. Tangkuban Perahu. We were lucky in the opening ceremony, it was also attended by UNISBA Rectors and Vice Head of Bandung Barat district that signed a MoU for cooperation between district and university. The agriculture and rural area in Lembang is a potential area for further case research studies.

RRPG Participants discuss with farmers in Cikole village, Lembang, Indonesia

RRPG Participants discuss with farmers in field visit to Cikole village, Lembang, Indonesia. 10 September 2013.

High appreciations are directed to all of the 4th RRPG workshop and field visit commitee from ITB and UNISBA, the entire supported institutions i.e. ITB, Unisba, UNDIP, UTM, USM, district government of Bandung Barat, and Cikole village, as well all attended participants.

RRPG Participants at Mt. Tangkuban Perahu (2.084 m), Lembang, Indonesia.

RRPG Participants at Mt. Tangkuban Perahu (2.084 m), Lembang, Indonesia. 10 September 2013.

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